Last Week I cleaned up [high-view Duplicate questions](Summer Cleanup Project #1: Duplicate Review). This week I am tackling closed non-duplicate questions with over 1000 views.
Project #2: High View Closed Questions
There are currently 318 questions with over 1,000 views. There are 15 non-duplicate closed questions with over 1000 views (duplicates removed manually). These 15 questions represent almost 5% of our high-view questions (if defined as 1,000 views). Many of these questions are likely victims of the Stack Exchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™, but there is the possibility that they are high views because they provide information that is valuable to users.
- Getting fired on the second day, how do I cope with it?
- When and how to fire a unproductive engineer?
- Does keeping one's desk extremely clean appear lazy?
- Is it unprofessional to play games during lunch hours?
- Boss does not answer questions
- Working late without overtime pay, good idea or not?
- Jokingly told my boss "I quit" on April Fools, and I think I just got fired
- How does a non team player answer questions about team playing
- Is it acceptable to use pirated software on the job?
- I just got a job that I can't afford to go to, how to resolve?
- Improving social interaction at work
- Stuck in boring programming jobs
- Is it normal for a company not to contact you after a lengthy interview to let you know you didn't get the job?
- Where can I go take a nap during the day?
- Is it discrimination when my boss treats me differently after finding out that I'm looking for a new job?
I went through each question and answer one-by-one to see:
- If the question is on-topic for the site
- If editing it would make it on-topic for the site without making the answers seem out of place
- If there is any valuable information in the question/answers that make it popular
Here is the general workflow:
- delete (maple_shaft's answer has some good info, borderline historical lock)
- delete (this question would have been better as, 'When is it acceptable to ask an employee to attend training outside of work hours?', but as-is it seems to be a bit beyond help)
- delete (goodbye 660 rep!)
- historical lock (not sure I agree with the historical lock on this, but it's already done so I can't delete vote or flag it)
- delete (Mark Booth's answer has some good info, borderline historical lock)
- delete (though this has an edit by Jeff Atwood himself - ran out of delete votes)
- delete (ran out of delete votes)
I thought there would be a lot more high-view questions with good answers, but it really does seem that a vast majority of these were doomed by the Stack Exchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ -- lots of poor answers to an off-topic question that just got featured on 'hot questions'.
For those of you with 5,000 reputation, you should have a bunch of topics in the delete queue to vote on.
There are another 28 closed questions with over 500 views. There are likely some very good questions out there that got closed mistakenly, or can be reopened with minor edits. Just have to figure out how to find them.